COVID-19: Lagos Approves Cash Transfer For Residents

 COVID-19: Lagos Approves Cash Transfer For Residents

A woman wearing a face mask walks nearby the Central Mosque in Lagos, Nigeria, Friday, March 20, 2020. The government banned all religious activities for four weeks following confirmation of coronavirus cases in the country. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

The Lagos State Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment, Mrs. Yetunde Arobieke  has disclosed that the state government has approved the establishment of the State Cash Transfer Unit (SCTU) for the National Cash Transfer programme.

The State Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment, made the disclosure  on Thursday in Lagos while rendering the account of activities of her ministry within the last one year to commemorate the first year anniversary of the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in office.

Mrs. Arobieke stated that in a matter of weeks, the payment of the beneficiaries cleared in the first phase of the programme in the State’s Social Register (SU) would commence.

She explained that the first phase of payments will go to 8,147 beneficiaries who have been drawn from six local government areas and 40 wards. The beneficiaries would receive the conditional cash transfer of N5, 000. The amount is per household monthly in the first phase.

The Commissioner further stated that plans are underway to capture all the poor and vulnerable households in other local government areas of the state.

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